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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, February 11, 1945
Submarine Attack east of Mindanao
On Sunday morning, 11 February 1945 LST 577 was torpedoed by Japanese submarine RO 50, east of Mindanao, off the Philippine Islands while in a reinforcement convoy proceeding from Hollandia to Leyte. ... The explosion occurred just aft of the auxiliary engine room and broke the ship in two. Part of the aft frame sank immediately. The forward section remained afloat. ... Over 166 Sailors and soldiers were lost.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 65

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Sea 1c Vincent Zito USN
Ck 3c Robert Woody USN
QM 3c William Wolf USN
Sea 2c Cloyd Wheeler USN
Sea 2c Oscar Voelker USN
Sea 2c Maymard Vansickle USN
Sea 2c William Urban USN
Sea 1c Joseph Trapani USN
GM 3c Robert Thibodeau USN
Sea 1c Robert Stewart USN
Lt Carl Stahl USN
RM 3c Robert Sonney USN
Sea 2c James Simpson USN
F 1c Eldred Seddon USN
F 1c Emilio Sabella USN
QM 3c Clarence Ryan USN
CBM Willard Rubick USN
Ens Gordon Rhemann USN
Sea 1c Warren Redlund USN
Sea 2c Robert Rager USN


Various sources